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Alexandria Dental Clinic

Dean Anderson, DDS

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alexandria, MN

What if you could change the shape, size, or color of your teeth? With veneers, you can. Dean Anderson, DDS, and the team at Alexandria Dental Clinic in Alexandria, Minnesota, offer veneers to fully transform your smile. These contact lense thickness pieces of porcelain can hide imperfections and enhance the way your teeth look. For a free consultation or second opinion regarding veneers, call Alexandria Dental Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the surface of your teeth to change their shape, size, or color. They’re an ideal option for transforming the way your smile looks without extensive dental work. Alexandria Dental Clinic is a certified Lumineers® provider. These veneers are thin, translucent, and custom-made.


How are No-prep Lumineers different from traditional veneers?

Traditional veneers typically require your dentist to remove about ½ mm of enamel from your teeth. Depending on the condition of your teeth and the amount of fillings and alignment this 1/2 mm preparation may be needed for a good outcome.

While veneers are thin, No-prep Lumineers are even thinner. Often called “no prep” porcelain veneers, Lumineers require very little tooth preparation at your first visit.

Because your dentist doesn’t need to trim your teeth or remove large portions of enamel, the preparation appointment is very quick. Without this tooth preparation, they’re also potentially removable.


What can veneers treat?

Veneers hide imperfections and address issues with the way your teeth look. They can improve the appearance of many cosmetic problems, such as:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Overly short teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Many people choose veneers to create a uniform smile appearance for a consistent look. Even if you have no noticeable dental concerns, you may still benefit from veneers.


What is it like getting veneers?

Since Alexandria Dental Clinic offers No-prep Lumineers, the preparation and placement processes are both easier and less time-consuming than traditional veneers.

First, you’ll visit Alexandria Dental Clinic for your initial appointment. During this visit, the team takes impressions of your teeth to create your custom Lumineers. The team then sends these impressions to a dental lab to fabricate your veneers.

When your Lumineers arrive 2-3 weeks later, the team bonds them to your teeth after making any necessary adjustments. 

With proper care, traditional veneers, as well as No-prep Lumineers, can last for 10-20 years. Since they’re semi-permanent, you can return to Alexandria Dental Clinic if you want to remove or replace them in the future. 

To find out if veneers are right for you, call Alexandria Dental Clinic at 320-762-2122 or book an appointment online today.